Police to do patrolling in areas vulnerable from cyclone VAYU from midnight

Gandhinagar: From mid night tonight police would do patrolling in the areas of coastal Saurashtra in Gujarat to ensure that no body remains vulnerable in the wake of approaching cyclone VAYU or move towards the sea shore.

Talking to newsmen here Principal Secretary of the revenue department, Pankaj Kumar said.

He also said that so far around 2.15 lakh people including some 10 thousand tourist’s have been shifted from more than 500 villages and other places.

People wer also supporting in evacuation process. CM Vijay Rupani also talked to the collectors of coastal districts. From mid night police will be patrolling the vulnerable areas.

He said that the union government was also monitoring the situation and was being constantly briefed by the state government.

36 NDRF team have been deployed while 11 more were on stand by mode.

14 companies of SRP and 9 teams of SRDF, 300 Marine commandos have also been deployed. Apart from these 9 helicopters have also been kept ready at strategic points for possible operational use.

Notably the cyclone is likely to make landfall near Veraval coast tomorrow.